June 10, 2019

 For Immediate Release

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL- Hockey NL concluded their Annual General Meeting this weekend in Gander. 

A summary of some of the items reported during this year’s AGM include:

  • Another increase in registration and participation from the previous year.
  • The Western Kings were announced as the host for the 2020 Major Midget Atlantic Championship being held from April 2-5, 2020 in Corner Brook.
  • AAA Hockey for Pee Wee and Bantam Minor will return to a tournament format from the previous seasonal league structure.
  • Female Under 20 category has changed to Midget Female (players 17 and under) beginning next season.
  • A maximum term has now been set for the position of President of the Association.
  • Female Council has changed a position to Vice Chair and also added a Tri-Pen Area Director to their Executive Committee.
  • Junior Hockey reported on their successful season and playoff fan attendance increase.
  • Senior Hockey teams and leagues were all represented and participated in small work group sessions in an attempt to prepare and sustain senior hockey in all areas of the province.
  • Hockey NL made a cheque presentation of $33,262.32 to Nevaeh’s Lemonade Stand as a result of the efforts from the female players and teams during the 2019 Female Hockey Provincials.
  • Hockey NL has added a new Risk Management Standing Committee in efforts to continually ensure the association has a comprehensive program.

Hockey NL held their election of Officers at the conclusion of the weekend.

The Executive Committee for 2019-2021:

Jack Lee, Goulds – President

Jared Butler, Grand Falls-Windsor – Vice President

Debbie Bouzane, Gander – Chair, Female 

Gary Gale, Hampden – Chair, Senior

Charlie Kearsey, St. John’s – Chair, Junior 

Arnold Kelly, Goose Bay – Chair, Minor

Ken Chafe, Goulds – Hockey Development Chair

Ed Flood, Corner Brook – Referee-in-Chief

Gerry Evans, Mount Pearl – Past President